Spallation on Carbon Ablators

Grigat, Felix and Loehle, Stefan and Zander, Fabian ORCID: and Fasoulas, Stefanos (2022) Spallation on Carbon Ablators. AIAA Journal. pp. 1-14. ISSN 0001-1452


A comprehensive analysis of publicly available research statements on spallation processes of ablative heat shield materials is presented. Based on the published data and numerical simulations thereof, a definition of spallation with respect to its fundamental parameters is given. Results from ablation and spallation experiments as well as analytical and numerical models are compared and discussed with respect to the conditions and mechanisms that lead to spallation. The driving mechanisms are oxidation, pyrolysis gas outflow, shear forces, and thermal stress. Based on the summary of the current state-of-knowledge of spallation, propositions are made for future experimental and numerical investigations.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences (1 Aug 2018 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current – Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Engineering (1 Jan 2022 -)
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2022 22:59
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2022 22:59
Uncontrolled Keywords: Stagnation-point ablation; Heating environment; Mechanical erosion; Charring ablation; Spalled particles; Flat disks; Protection; Pyrolysis; Oxidation; Permeability
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4001 Aerospace engineering > 400199 Aerospace engineering not elsewhere classified
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